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Jobs at Michael Stevens Consulting


Michael Stevens Consulting is a Human Resource Development & Management Consulting practice firm, with offices in Lagos, Port-Harcourt as well as in Accra, Ghana. Plans are at advanced stage to open subsidiaries in The Gambia, Sierra-Leone, Liberia and UAE.

Since its founding in 1991, Michael Stevens Consulting have grown to become a leader in the provision of high value human resources, business advisory as well as learning & development solutions to multinationals, local corporate organizations, governments and multilateral organizations. The depth of our expertise, defined by carefully selected pool of multi-disciplinary consultants, ensures that we continue to be the firm of choice to our growing list of discerning clientele.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head, Internal Control & Audit

Location: Surulere, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • The role is responsible for establishing and monitoring companywide internal controls to ensure the protection of the company’s assets.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the company has adequate, cost effective, and well documented internal control policies
  • Directs and controls the current to medium and short-term strategies of the unit to achieve the Company’s objectives
  • Establishes internal audit framework within which adequacy / quality / adherence to company-wide internal control procedures can be assessed
  • Ensures periodic checks on processes, inventories and company assets and accounts
  • Flags any identified or potential violations to operational policies / procedures and makes recommendations on appropriate preventive / remedial action
  • Ensures that work guides and references pertaining to functions of the unit complies with the requirements of relevant statutory authorities
  • Works with Directorate / Divisional / Unit Heads to ensure implementation of standard controls and up to date operational policies and procedures
  • Develops subordinates and monitors their performance in order to enhance their abilities and audit management skills
  • Arranges and oversees assessment of risks and controls relating to day to day operational activities
  • Ensures effective coverage of branches and head office functions and timely control programs to forestall internal control lapses
  • Participates in policies, procedures and programs formulation
  • Liaises with the company’s external auditors during routine and special audits
  • Liaises with regulators on special or routine examination
  • Evaluates operational performance and facilities of the unit to ensure that they meet best standards of professionalism and quality
  • Prepares internal audit budgets and other inputs into the company’s strategic planning process
  • Reviews the organisation’s risk management framework to ensure its operations are in line with plan
  • Reviews existing controls and practices for effectiveness and adequacy to ensure they are in line with best practice.

Required Competencies Knowledge / Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum of 2nd Class Lower)
  • Must be a Chartered Accountant Experience
  • 10-15 years of internal audit experience in a similar organization or external audit experience preferably from the big four consulting firms
  • Leadership experience supervising and managing professional staff.

Skills / Competencies:

  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Excellent Presentation skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good leadership, management and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proactive, resourceful and hands-on with good initiative.

N15,000,000 annually.

Job Title: Senior Portfolio Manager / Analyst / Trader

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Purpose

  • Responsible for conducting investment/ marketing research, developing fixed income portfolio strategy and execution as well as preparing board reports.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development of fixed income portfolio trading strategies/execution plans
  • Conducts research/ valuation modelling on prospective investment
  • Performs financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics tracking
  • Analyses financial data and create financial models to support decision making
  • Reports on financial performance and prepares for regular leadership reviews
  • Analyses past results, performs variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements
  • Plans, executes, and manages the investor relations program / strategy; this will involve developing a detailed knowledge of the company’s business, developing, and implementing an investor targeting plan to support the company’s strategy
  • Trades in investment portfolios such as bonds
  • Maintains the data sheet/ income and AUM model
  • Prepares weekly macro and market research note
  • Prepares Board and Committee reports
  • Assists in developing and implementing programs to expand and strengthen the company’s shareholder base domestically and internationally
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with research analysts, institutional investors, providing timely and consistent communication regarding the company’s business model, strategy, and operational and financial objectives, as well as establishing realistic expectations for the company’s performance.
  • Tracks share ownership, identify prospective shareholders, and track and analyze peer and competitor companies
  • Manages investor communications
  • Project-manages quarterly earnings reporting process including press releases and earnings script development
  • Creates content used for investor presentations
  • Manages the key investor’s events including an Annual Investor Day, investor conferences, road shows, and earnings calls.

Required Competencies Knowledge/ Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum of 2nd Class Lower)
  • Chartered Accountant


  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent in financial analysis, advisory and reporting
  • Good leadership, management and interpersonal skills.


  • 7+ years of progressively more responsible positions in investment management.
  • Must have experience in bonds trading
  • Experience supervising and managing professional staff.
  • Experience in an investment firm is a plus.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proactive, Resourceful and hands-on with good initiative.

N15,000.000.00 annually.

Deadline: 27th October, 2020.


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